๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Italy, Great Britain Relegated From World Championship Top Division


A day before the group round came to a close at the 2022 World Championship, both relegation spots to Division IA in 2023 were clinched, with Italy and Great Britain gaining the dubious distinction of being sent down, at the hands of Kazakhstan and Austria, respectively.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Slovenia, Hungary Promoted To 2023 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament in Ljubljana saw the top two spots for promotion to the 2023 World Championship locked up a day before the tournament wrapped, with hosts Slovenia and Hungary both locking up returns to the Top Division.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia, Latvia, Denmark Clinch Final Beijing 2022 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After nearly two year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Luxembourg and China in November 2019, four rounds of play, 36 teams competing and a global pandemic in between, came to a conclusion today for the final three spots in Beijing, with the spots being clinched locked up by Slovakia, Latvia and Denmark for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Men’s Division I Tournaments Cancelled By IIHF


Two of the three remaining tournaments on the International Ice Hockey Federation calendar have now officially been axed as well, with Division IA and IB of the Men’s World Championship officially being cancelled over COVID-19 concerns.
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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Another Seven Men’s Tournaments Cancelled Due To COVID-19


The next set of tournaments to fall victim to cancellation over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic were announced today by the International Ice Hockey Federation, with both the Men’s Division II, III and Under-18 tournaments for 2020 now axed.
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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ IIHF Cancels Seven Tournaments Due To COVID-19


Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus throughout the world, with particularly large impacts now on European soil, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced the cancellation of seven World Championship tournaments set to begin in March.
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Major Announcements Made At 2019 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2019 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Ludฤ›k Bukaฤ: 1935-2019


Just days after the death of Jรกn Starลกรญ, who built the Czechoslovak national team into a dominant force in the 1970’s, the man who helped carry the Czechoslovakian team through the 1980’s and Czech team in the 1990’s has also passed away, as Ludฤ›k Bukaฤ today died at the age of 83.
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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Great Britain, Italy Promoted To 2019 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament saw one expected and one very surprising participant both qualify for the 2019 World Championship top division in Slovakia, with Italy returning after a one-year absence, while Great Britain returns after a quarter century absence.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championship


Still with a dayย until the end of the 2017 World Championship group round, the two relegated teams for 2018 have already been determined, with both Slovenia and Italy, who only gained promotion in 2016, set to return to Division IA next season.
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๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Norway, Slovenia, Germany Nab Final 2018 Olympic Spots

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After nearly a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Bulgaria last October, three rounds of play and 28 teams competing for just three spots in PyeongChang, the final slots were today locked up by Norway, Slovenia and Germany for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Japan, Poland & Italy Advance To Olympic Final Qualification

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The second leg of Olympic Qualification is in the books, with Japan, Poland and Italy emerging victorious in the Pre-Qualification Round to advance to the Final Qualification round in September, with the winners moving on to Koreaย in 2018.
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๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Austria, Slovenia Relegated From World Championship

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For the fourth straight World Championship in which they are participating, Austria and Slovenia have been relegated back to Division IA for 2016, failing to clinch spots at next year’s World Championship in Russia.
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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Kazakhstan, Hungary Promoted To 2016 Worlds

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After Poland failed to defeat Hungary in regulation in front of their hometown fans, Hungary clinched the second and final promotion to the 2016 World Championships in Russia, following an undefeated Kazakhstan who punched their ticket on Thursday.
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IHLC Team Profiles – ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland (Junior)


๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ POLAND (POL) Men’s Junior National Ice Hockey Team (1976-)

Poland was a participant at the first World Junior Championship in 1977 (finishing last), playing in the Top Division five more times before being relegated in 1997. Since then they have remained largely in Division I (despite a few drops to Division II), looking to crawl back up into the higher echelons of the tournament.
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IHLC Team Profiles – ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland (Men’s)

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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ POLAND (POL) Menโ€™s National Ice Hockey Team (1926-)
3ย wins, 3ย reigns, 3ย games with IHLC – rankedย 17th
IHLC last held 13 April 1986

Poland was one of the rare Eastern European teams to compete for the IHLC in the pre-war era, winning their first IHLC at the 1931 World Championship, on home turf in Krynica. While theย Eaglesย managed to contend during the Iron Curtain era of international hockey, winning two more IHLC titles, they have slipped in the post-Cold War era, not holding the IHLC since 1986, playing for the IHLC since 2004, and not playing in the top tier of the World Championship since 2002, only qualifying for the top pool five times since 1979.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ – 15 Feb 1992

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Olympicย Preliminary Round
Patinoire de Mรฉribel,ย Mรฉribel ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Saturday, 15 February 1992

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1st Period
03:50 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Emma, cross checking
08:11 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Donato, slashing
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ – 22 Feb 1988

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Olympic Preliminary Round
Olympic Saddledome, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 22 February 1988

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1st Period
03:10 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Susi, interference
09:58 – ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย GOAL – Pacuล‚a (Szopiล„ski, Copija)
10:48 – ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย PEN – Kwasigroch, hooking
19:16 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย GOAL – Helminen (Blomqvist, Eloranta)
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 1-0 Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ – 14 Feb 1988

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 1-0 Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Olympic Preliminary Round
Olympic Saddledome, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 14 February 1988

BOXSCORE
1st Period
04:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Habscheid (Sherven, Yawney)
06:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Schreiber, interference
12:16 – ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย PEN – Groth, tripping
16:47 – ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย PEN – Sleblecki, slashing
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